AGB (20) - Québec, Quebec, - MAR 14, 2011
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 18, 2011 Schlussel is an "ok" altbier, but despite being very drinkable, there is nothing very hoppy to speak of and not really malty either, It lacks a little something that would make you say "I want another one right now", just like the Uerige Alt is, for example. The place is beautiful though, definitly worths a stop if you’re near Dusseldorf (along with all the other Altbier breweries!)
SeniorZozo (1092) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 22, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Courtesy of and shared with Miro. Dark orange, off white head. Caramel, malty, light bodied, slightly metallic. Light bitterness. Not my thing apparently.
ekstedt (6417) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the brewpub. Clear copper, medium off-white head. Bready and nutty malt aroma, herbal hops. Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation. Dry, medium bitterness.
fst0912 (33) - GERMANY - JUN 23, 2016
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2016 Kupferbraun, malziges Aroma, nur leichte Hopfenbittere, mittlerer Körper, sehr gefällig
rlgk (17287) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught at Zum Schluessel, Dusserldorf. Clear amber/deep copper beer with a nice beige head. Malty caramel aroma, chocolate, dark bread, cocoa notes, fruity, some bread. Malty dark bread flavor, chocolate, fruity notes, some caramel. Quite nice.
Rubin77 (844) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAY 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
F: big, off-white, good retention.
C: dark coppery to dark amber, clear.
A: quite malty, caramel, fruity, hint of cellar.
T: malt, caramel, molasses, light grassy bitterness, fruity, medium body, good carbo, excellent for this style, on tap in Zum Schlüssel brewery in Düsseldorf.
Erasmus_ro (2387) - Alabama, USA - MAY 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Zum Schlüssel, Düsseldorf. Pours cola with a good, off-white head. Aroma is grainy and malty. Taste is malty and grainy. Not so much dark bread, some grass, slight sulphur. Slightly thinner than Uerige or Schumacher.
Salwal (307) - GERMANY - MAY 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
One of the better altbeers but not that appealing to me... Could be better a bit to bitter
adamnowek (1641) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - APR 18, 2016
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Dark chestnut colour with a soapy head. Aroma is burnt toast. Taste is roasted chestnuts and malts, but it’s ultimately a bit thin. Not the best.
Tokyo9 (250) - GERMANY - APR 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Malr, citrus and grapes in aroma
Beautiful dark chocolate color
Thick lasting foam
Nose of citrus flavour
Acute lasting bitterness in the finish
Very fresh Alt.
Grumbo (1194) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Zum Schlussel, Dusseldorf. Pours a mid brown colour with an off white head. Aroma of malt, hop, dark fruit and caramel. Medium sweetness, light bitterness. Average carbonation. Finish has a malty, fruity finish. Enjoyed this a lot.